Adults and savvy young readers may recognize the influence of Seuss in this collection of poems. While Shortsleeve's rhymes and rhythmic scan are less sure than the master's, he rounds up a far-out clan of creatures that go bump in the night (and day) … see full wiki
I'm Professor LeGrand, Of LeGrand University, The world's foremost expert On monster diversity.
Pay careful attention to my Lecture this morning, Take meticulous notes, And remember this warning.
I have worked forty years on this neatly typed list Of mischievous monsters whose natures consist Of conduct I best can describe here at present As something far less than what most would call pleasant." - From the book (Hardcover, 29 pages)
Thanks to Professor LeGrand, you can be forewarned of the Hedge-Standing Snit, Whichwayawawa, Three-Toed Albanian Sock Bats, Snurps from the Gamma-Goon Stars and nine other monsters in his revealing book 13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided (transcribed by Kevin Shortsleeve and illustrated by Michael Austin).
And to be forewarned is to be forearmed, should you encounter one of these thirteen beasts!
With Seussian prose, author Shortsleeve takes readers on a curious tour that's more amusing than scary, aided by Austin's colorful illustrations.
Children who enjoy the poems of Shel Silverstein or the musicality of Dr. Seuss' verse will likely enjoy this book, as would parents, teachers and caregivers who like a bit of tongue-twisty mouthfuls in their storytelling palates.
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